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Aalto Ribera del Duero Tempranillo DO 2014 (Ribera del Duero, Spain) - [RP 92] [WS 92]
Aalto Ribera del Duero Tempranillo DO 2014 (Ribera del Duero, Spain) - [RP 92] [WS 92]


 
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Winery: Bodegas Aalto
Varietal: 100% Tempranillo
Region: Ribera del Duero, Castilla Leon, Spain
Vintage: 2014
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: AALTO14-W
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Notes from the Winemaker:

It is ironic that one of the youngest properties in the region has one of the most prestigious lineages, but it is the case with Bodegas Aalto. A chance meeting between Mariano Garcia, former star winemaker of Vega Sicilia, and Javier Zaccagnini, former President of the governing body of the Ribera del Duero AOC, gave birth to this quality-oriented estate which produced its first vintage in 1999, a year after its creation.

The winery has acquired some of the best Tinto Fino vineyards in Ribera del Duero, including 32 hectares in 3 different sub-regions of Ribera del Duero -- two in the province of Valladolid and one in the province of Burgos. They also have 10 hectares of 60 year-old vines in the Burgos village of Quemada. In 2004, Mariano Garcia was recognized by Wine & Spirits Magazine as one of "50 Most Influential Winemakers."

Varieties: 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo)
Vineyards: From 7 different villages in Ribera del Duero including Roa, La Horra, Quemada, La Aguilera & Moradillo

Farming Practice: Sustainable

Soils: Variety of soils including limestone, clay, sand, chalk and pebbles

Altitude: 700-850 meters above sea level

Age of vines: 40-110 years old

Aging: 24 months in 225 liter French and American oak barrels


Ratings & Reviews
92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2014 Aalto is produced with Tempranillo from different zones of Ribera del Duero aged in oak barrels, some 70% of them new, for 16 months, a little bit less than in previous years when the wine was aged for some 18 months. They now use some grapes from new vineyards they started planting in the year 2000. The nose has plenty of black fruit, with something earthy, including hints of graphite and lead pencil. It has a classical, somehow Bordelaise, profile with sweet spices and cedar wood; it's ripe without excess. The palate is full-bodied and powerful, with good balance, in an XL style, as the wine hits the scales at 15% alcohol. The tannins are very polished, with some grainy texture and good freshness. This is ready now and should also be able to age nicely in bottle, set to be a commercial success, with the typical Aalto profile. 260,000 bottles produced." - Luis Gutierrez (Feb 2017)

92 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"This lively red shows good density and balance. Red fruit flavors are deepened by licorice, mineral and toast notes, while firm tannins and crisp acidity give structure. Expressive. Drink now through 2028. 3,000 cases imported." –TM (Aug 2017)

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